Here's a review I made on another forum back in February. I thought you guys here would appreciate it.
After washing down and drying our black car today (Saturday 7th February), I noticed some swirling on the boot which I think is thanks to my good lady who cleared the snow off the car with a hand brush
She did say she was really careful ... bless
Anyway, good old Ash had sent me a very generous sample bottle of Duragloss 671 to try out.
MY LORD!!! It is sensational
I have really enjoyed the Duragloss 601/105 finish on my white car and had used the 652 pre-cleanser before, but found it a little too abrasive for our black car and much prefer to use Car-Lack68 NSC as a cleanser anyway. I have also read that 671 can be very greasy and it has been put down a little over on DW. Well, I found it a doddle to use and to remove. I used a microfibre pad to apply, spread it around and worked it in a little - it has a good long work time and then I removed the haze with a EuroW towel. It came off with only the slightest of pressure and I did notice the greasiness that has been mentioned. Never mind ... flip the towel over and give it a final buff. Gorgeous! See for yourself:
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I noticed that the finish had a creakiness, which made me wonder whether there is some kind of sealant in there too. Also, I noticed that the pad had removed some dirt, so I think there are some cleaners in there too. I think I can best describe this product as a cross between Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze and Meguiars #7 - it is oily and it seems to have a kind of acrylic finish. I know when I had a slightly drunken 'Mad Scientist' session
and actually blended Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze and Meguiars #7 the result was very much the same. This seems to have something just a little more, though ... like a professional set of scientists who formulated it, no doubt
Want more pictures?
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So ... thanks Ash. This will be a product that I will certainly get in and can't wait to try it on my white car in a couple of months when I want to try out a Duragloss vs Finish Care product comparison to satisfy myself about which is the King for white cars.
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In a nutshell, it's easy to use, gets rid of swirls (by filling, I presume) and leaves a sensational clear, bright and deep finish ... certainly on dark cars. Any greasiness can be buffed off using a clean part of your microfibre towel.
It occurred to me that I have mentioned a few other products in this little review. Perhaps I should make some more clear comparisons with those products and some others I have tried:
Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze
- 671 is deeper, but not as wet ... 671 is slightly harder to apply and remove given a little tackiness to the consistency. It would not replace this product since I think there might still be room for a wetting glaze on top of 671.
Poorboys World Black Hole
- again, 671 is deeper, but not as glossy ... Poorboys World Black Hole leaves a very bright finish and probably swirl-fills better. That said, I think I could stick to 671 and ditch the Poorboys World Black Hole. You can use Poorboys World Black Hole by hand on top of a wax to bring back a little bling, but you can do that with Meg's #7 too and that's a product I prefer to use on my black car. My black car is actually quite warm, where a lot of more modern black finishes are colder - Poorboys World Black Hole is one for both types of black.
Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish
- this is more a glaze and sealant, so doesn't really compare. For looks, it's much along the lines of Poorboys World Black Hole, but very definitely for the colder type of black IMO; on my black car, the warmth is removed and a bright glossy finish is produced. Personally, I find Poorboys World Black Hole to do everything Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish does and more.
Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine
- this is the closest product to 671, IMO. It does a light polish, leaves some fillers behind and a light sealant. I like UDS, but I think 671 has the best of both worlds with some depth in there, too.
- a very similar product indeed, but #7 does not have any cleaning power or abrasives. Again, #7 is a dedicated pure polish/glaze and can be used on top of waxes to restore bling ... sandwich that freshness in with another layer of wax on top.
So, while 671 could easily push Poorboys World Black Hole out of my cupboard (as well as Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish and even Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine), my two favourite glazes still very much have their place ... in fact, I reckon Duragloss 671 followed by Meguiars #7 and topped with a clear wax would be superb 8-)
In terms of look and effect, it is like a mix of Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze, Meguiars #7 and a squirt of Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine for a light polishing. As a base product to setup a surface by hand, almost free of swirls and already deep I think it is a real winner.